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I want to talk to you today about my thoughts on beauty.

We have all looked at people, objects, and the countryside and have seen beauty in them, but can they be made to look even better? Or the question should be “Is it necessary to make them look better”?

I have been blogging since 2010 and I have written hundreds of beauty post, but today I wanted to write one about my true thoughts about beauty and how I define it, and how beauty products play their role in that.

Now I have to be honest, I have looked at the pretty girl walking past me in the street and thought how stunning she looks, and then the next girl walks by and I don’t give her a second glance, now that doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with the second girl, but they do say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  or is it because from the moment that we are old enough to understand we are fed a continuous stream of stereotype images of what beauty is meant to be.

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Make-up to some people is the be all and end all of everything they live for, in fact, it’s so important to them it’s like a part of their physical anatomy. To me, beauty products should be used to highlight what everyone already has, or may be used but not solely used to boost your confidence, but under no circumstances should it be used because you think you are ugly without it. Am not going to start writing unrealistic dribble, because after everything is said and done it’s a sad fact that the majority of us like to see attractive faces and stunning bodies just like the ones on tv, in the magazines, and on the beauty products we buy.

What I would like to see is people buying and wearing make-up because they like it and not because they feel they need it, I would love for people to use make-up for what it is intended for, to tempory change or enhance the way we look, it was never intended to be a replacement for our biological makeup.

I think we are all beautiful people, and all of us in different ways, and we should enjoy our beauty products, BUT WE SHOULD NEVER DEPEND ON THEM.

Thanks for reading this post guy’s, I hope you enjoyed it. I would love to know your opinion so please leave a comment in the box below, and please share this with your friends.

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Hi everyone,

Am so sorry that I have been away so long, I have really missed you all, but due to illness, I had no choice.

I intend to get around all your sites and say hello and am sure I will have a great read along the way.

It’s a fresh start for me, so it’s a fresh start for my writing.This illness has given me a fresh outlook on life, and I intend to make the most of it with positive thoughts and positive writing.

Please pop along to my site and say hello to me in the about section, am all keen to get chatting again with you all.

Thank you so much for reading, and am looking forward to chatting with you very soon.







On August 6th, 1991 Tim Berners-Lee made the World Wide Web publicly available, revealing new technology which would fundamentally change the world as we knew it. In just over 25 years, the internet has grown and become an integral part of everyday life for most of our population.

It is reported that more than half of the world’s people now use the internet, which has exciting implications for businesses, governments, and society in general.

In 1997, Andrew Weinreich founded and launched the first recognized social media platform, Six Degrees. He created a site that enabled users to upload a profile and connect with other users, based on the theory that every person in the world could be connected to each other by just six degrees of separation

Since, we have witnessed an explosion of social networking sites which include blogs, chat rooms, forums, video sharing sites, virtual worlds and bookmarking sites: MySpace, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, to mention but a few

Social networking has become a very established way of promoting a service or a product; a way for small businesses to engage with thousands of people. In fact, it has been noted that over 75% of small business owners are confident in their social media strategies.  It is hard to comprehend a time (not that long ago) when social media wasn’t an integral part of business growth and success.

It’s easy, right? What could possibly go wrong

It is without a doubt that the online community has little tolerance for self-promoters that use social media as a means of free advertising. Reflecting on insight provided by Julio Viskovich, social media is not a place for a hard sell. If you create your social media presence around a high-pressure selling environment, you risk wasting a special opportunity to attract potential, loyal custom.

It is vital to understand the ways to engage the right audiences with valuable content, rather than overloading your spectators with information and costs.

Instead of hard selling, create an emotional connection! It’s true that you have far greater success when constructing an experience, a memory, an impassioned allegiance.

At a recent seminar on social media marketing, it was suggested that only 1 in 7 posts should overtly promote your business
. The remaining 6 should be focused on sharing expertise, asking questions and building relationships…

• Share ‘fun facts’ with your network
• Include imagery and / or video links [download CANVA and LEGEND – amazing!]
• Use emotive language
• Trigger conversation 

In a society dominated by technology, a social media marketing strategy should utilize the chance to reveal the culture of your business. Posts should epitomise brand image and should clearly represent the values articulated in your mission statement. Meanwhile, social media promotion should be approached in a way that is in keeping with alternative marketing efforts so that a clear, unified message is portrayed to the widest possible audience.

Information shared on the internet is very difficult to remove and is never truly deleted, so it is paramount that all posts reflect the intended attitudes and values. Whilst social media marketing enables companies to talk to their customers, it also allows customers to talk to each other.

Prior to the World Wide Web, it was hard for a customer to complain about a service or a product in a public domain. However, when using sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, anybody can post a negative comment. In a book by Paul Gillin, it is stated that conventional marketing wisdom has long held that a dissatisfied customer tells 10 people. But that is out of date. In the new age of social media, he or she has the tools to tell 10 million people.

Most social platforms now have an option to ‘share’ content, meaning that it is important to acknowledge that
when submitting material, you entrust complete control to a vast network, most of which you have never had
contact with.

Social media marketing involves a constant monitoring process that can prove timely. When time equates to money, perhaps social media isn’t so free after all! It is imperative to actively participate in forums and chat rooms to observe discussion regarding your company, your products and / or your service…

• Dedicate time to your social media marketing strategy
• Ensure that you monitor your online presence
• Prepare resources that allow for increased traffic, exposure and demand
• Be aware that although it is a free way of advertising, it is often timely
• Be socially savvy – learn what your audience want and need and get it right! 

When you have correctly identified how to capture and retain the attention of your audience, it is certain that social media marketing can bring enormous benefits to a business including an increase of brand recognition, improved brand loyalty, stronger search engine rankings, greater inbound traffic, and higher conversion rates. But how do we measure social media ROI?

You must measure social activities so that you can learn what’s successful, what isn’t, and how you can improve. There are several very useful tools to estimate your audience engagement…

• Hootsuit
• Facebook Analytics
• Google Analytics
• Bitly
• Buffer 

You will likely find that your demographics differ across social media channels, which will allow you to tailor posts based upon your receiving audience. Your social media marketing strategy should consist of sub-strategies for each channel that you expect to be active on. For example, a plan for Twitter, Facebook and so forth.

Social media marketing has unlimited ROI potential, but it should not be viewed as the easy or quick option to gaining recognition. Given the correct planning, your social media strategy could provide fantastic opportunities and increased business. Done poorly, it could ruin your reputation!

• Determine your goals and aims, and align it with your broader marketing strategy
• Ensure your objectives are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound
• Use evaluation tools to assess to current state of your social media presence
• Gather inspiration from others in your sector – What is working? What do you like? • Implement improvements
• Test, evaluate and adjust
• Plan how to maintain a consistent, effective social media presence 

Jade White
Recruitment Consultant
01476 573 255
07415 781 050 


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My name is Andy Thomson, and I want to tell you how to earn an additional income through your blog site.
Many people dream of becoming rich through a there blog site, but the sad truth is very few people make
any money at all, and it all ends in disappointment. I want to give you a little bit of help with a few pointers into turning your blog into your business.

Your content is the most important part of your blog, it has to be original, interesting, something that will grab the readers attention and make them want to come back again and again. You also have to pay special attention to your headlines and subheadings, the must be no longer than 5/6 words long, and you must try and make them stand out so it makes people want to know what they are all about.

You have to find a niche topic and you must stick with it, don’t start mixing your topics, and research them well. Be accurate in everything that you write, there is nothing worse than reading something that you know is a load of rubbish. You must post on a regular basis to sustain the interest in your readers, and make them want to come back and read some more, and also increase the flow of new readers to your website.

Another way to earn an income through your writing is to sell your work or services as a freelancer, now this can be really hard or really easy and it all depends on how good you are at what you do, or rather what you write about. there are a lot of sites out there that offer payments or rewards for your articles and blog posts and the amounts they offer vary from site to site. Two of the biggest sites that I use are or and the better you write the better your reputation becomes and a number of offers you receive offering you work increases by a significant amount.

Another way to earn an income through your blog and by far the most popular way is through advertising. Once your blog is established and you have increased your followers to a decent level, you can start to think about using services like  Google adsense   what happens is you advertise the services or brands of other businesses and they pay you for it, this can be very lucrative.

This is just a very basic article about what you can do to earn an income from your blog, and if you want to discuss this in greater detail then please get in touch with me at and I will be more than happy to have a chat with you and hopefully help you just a little bit on the road to a more lucrative future. Good luck with everything that you do.



Hi everyone, my name is Andy Thomson and my passion is letting the world know that there is great writers/bloggers out there, and am writing this post to try and get people to visit my site and discover the talented writers who’s posts I have shared.

Sharing somebody else’s work brings us together as a community of like minded people and gives us the opportunity to experience the thoughts, highlights and adventures of those who write the posts. Together we can educate and bring together people from all over the world, and in today’s current climate that’s, not such a bad thing.

The challenges that we face in life will always be there, but it’s how you take on those challenges that are important, and writing for me personally is one way of dealing with those challenges.  You will find that by reading about somebody else’s experiences can help another person then writing that post was worth it. Writing is also about having fun, so it’s not all doom and gloom, it can also make you laugh, and that’s a medicine in its self.

So please take time out to visit read their posts and share with others because you do make a difference.

thanks so much for reading this post



The idea of Love


I’m in love with the idea of love even though I just can’t seem to grasp it

I’m in love with the idea of love even though I’ve never really had it

See a s a child I grew up watching movies about Ariel and princess Jasmine

And now I grew up

And I’m still trying to figure out just why it still hasn’t happened

Yet, I’m in love with the idea of love even though I just can’t seem to grasp it

Still in love with the idea of love even though I’ve never really had it

Even left some glass slippers, bitten a couple rotten apples and kiss few frogs

But still even then no Prince Charming just more dirty dogs.

Should I even be in love with the idea of love even though I can’t seem to grasp it?

Can I still be in love with the…

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Clothes I Can’t Wait To Break Out This Fall

Hello you, and welcome to inside the mind of an Obsessive Compulsive Designer.

I’m a summer baby all the way; but, I have to say, I really do love the fall time. The weather is a gorgeous relief from the heat, the landscape really starts to change, and fall is home to my favorite holiday – Halloween. Although, one of my favorite things about fall is the fashion! Nothing beats the cozy sweaters and oversized accessories. Ugh! Just talking about the fall fashion is taking all my willpower to keep myself seated and not running straight to my closet. My fall clothes are screaming to be worn again this year; so, come take a peek at what favorites I’m dying to bust out again this year!


Beanies, oversized knitted caps, and oversized sun hats. I can’t get enough!

Mixed Textures & Patterns

Some of my favorite pieces to wear…

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5 Helpful Tips For Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes

Hello you, and welcome to inside the mind of an Obsessive Compulsive Designer.

It’s not a fun task, but it’s a necessary one! Cleaning my makeup brushes is always a dreaded task for me and I have no idea why. It takes me all but 15 minutes and is so SO beneficial. I really need to get into a better habit of just doing it (I’ll touch on that later though). Here are some tips that will make your cleaning process easier and hopefully cheaper!

Use Household Products

Feel free to skip out on the specific cleaners out there on the market that are dedicated to cleaning makeup brushes. There are much cheaper alternatives that you most likely already have! I use a mixture of dish soap and just a dash of extra virgin olive oil. The soap will sanitize your brushes while the oil will keep the hairs/fibers of…

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Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Lifting Neck Cream Review

Hello you, and welcome to inside the mind of an Obsessive Compulsive Designer.

The best way to take care of yourself is to be proactive not reactive. That’s why I’ve started using something like a neck cream in my mid-20s. I’d rather prevent than have to deal with problems as they arise later in my life. I’ve tried a couple neck creams so far, which I’ll touch on later, but this Juice Beauty one has been my favorite thus far. Although, at my age I can’t see any differences, I’ve heard nothing but good things from women with more mature skin while using this product. And as I’ve been using this product, I haven’t had any bad reactions or breakouts from it. So that’s a win in my book!

In the past, I tried out the Mario Badescu Vitamin A-D-E Neck Cream and I didn’t have anything bad to say…

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Guest Kween: JACQUI KASSULKE “My Life Is Wonderful But…”

So The Fairy Tales Lied...


A couple of weeks ago I turned 37. I am in the best shape of my life.

I am holding down a great media gig in the largest market in Australia. I’m being groomed for a future promotion.

I’m training to be a Barre instructor on the side.

I’m a sought-after voice over artist.

I own an investment property.

I have a great circle of friends. I’m never without something to do, or somewhere to go.

I’ve traveled the globe and lived all around Australia and had a stint in London.

I am attractive, fun, funny and someone people genuinely like being around (well I haven’t run a survey on that one, but that’s what my friends tell me).

If I want something, I go buy it. With my own hard-earned cash.

If I’m at dinner, I have the fucking dessert. I can cook. I drink whiskey. I have no…

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A tin mine, a feral pig and a meat raffle… Litchfield National Park and Adelaide River

The Rolling Stones

We didn’t really have a plan of how long we would spend in Litchfield National Park and decided to leave Darwin in the early morning and just see how we got on. Caro ran in to James’s shower friend in the kitchen and he advised that the tin mine was well worth a visit and, as he had been bang on about the museum, we made it our first stop. We both enjoy the human-interest side of things, but it does seem to be an area in which the National Parks could be improved. You will find a hundred different signs about trees but at the tin mine there were just two signs and you basically had to walk around and guess what you were looking at. Regardless, it is cool to go and see and only a short detour off the main road as you come in to the…

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The things we really could not live without whilst driving around Australia


This post is all about the items we packed and or have used, that have been lifesavers at times, and must needs in our eyes for this trip we are undertaking.

These items and this list is not only for our records and memory, but it is also a list for anyone interested in knowing what we think is a must for travelling in a car, especially around Australia.

We had only a little experience in camping on our own when we set off on this trip. Only drawing from my childhood experiences and then a few camping adventures Alex and I had undertaken together since meeting. So take these points as our personal successes and camping guide for ourselves. If it is helpful to others then and helps them pack better than we did when we started, then bonus!

So lets begin. First item that we could definitely not…

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